2008/09 Calgary Flames Season Preview

Calgary Flames2. Calgary Flames – They finished third in the division last year, but they’re always a hard working team and added two forwards who will help put the puck in the net.

Jarome Iginla highlights the Flames’ forwards.  Daymond Langkow is a very underrated center and Matthew Lombardi can skate like the wind.  The rest of their forwards like Todd Bertuzzi, Craig Conroy and Wayne Primeau aren’t flashy but can get the job done.  The talented Mike Cammalleri will look to help out, and hopefully play with, Iginla.

Calgary’s strength lies in their defence.  Dion Phaneuf is a stud and Adrian Aucoin showed last year he still has some good years left.  Robyn Regehr, Cory Sarich, James Vandermeer and Rhett Warrener are physical, hard nosed defencemen.  Anders Eriksson will look to build off of a good season last year and Mark Giordano will look to solidify himself in the lineup after coming back from Russia.

Miikka Kiprusoff is one of the top goaltenders in the league and Curtis McElhinney is a dependable backup for the small amount of games he’ll have to play in.

As long as the forwards can consistently put the puck in the net and Kiprusoff can stay healthy the Calgary Flames should have another good season and will be fighting for home-ice advantage in the playoffs.

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